It’s the holiday season, which means there are more cookies than usual in the office (and there are usually a lot of cookies in the office), the tree is up, and Santa somehow slipped into our Slack discussions.
There’s never a fun time to be in the hospital when you’re a child, but the holidays are especially rough. Four Shriners Hospitals for Children locations will use telehealth technology to bring the magic of Santa’s workshop to patients. Every child deserves world-class healthcare—they also deserve the ability to experience the joy of the holidays.
In the race to become viable investments, are some startups pitting product teams against medical advisors? We’ve said it before, but it bears repeating: digital health startups must not cut corners when it comes to consumer health. There’s too much at stake. The best way to ensure success and patient safety is to build coalitions between product and medical departments.
2019 was supposed to be the year big tech disrupted healthcare. But with the year winding down, it seems more true than ever that patients still trust their own doctors more than they trust Dr. Google. Will 2020 be the year that tide turns?